I am incredibly honoured and humbled that ‘Kisses in Blue’ has received the Derwent Award for Best in Show at the UKCPS Keswick Exhibition! Thank you so much to the UK Coloured Pencil Society and Derwent, and a huge congratulations to the other winners! You can view my drawing and the beautiful artwork of many… Continue reading “Kisses in Blue” has been given the Derwent Award for Best in Show!
I recently reopened pet portrait commissions and I’m excited to be drawing fur babies again! I would like to introduce you to Jackson, the german spitz! I have a soft spot for spitz-type dogs so this commission has been a lot of fun for me so far! The underpainting and background are mostly laid out… Continue reading Pet portrait of Jackson the spitz in colored pencils
Finally found a spare moment when it wasn’t raining to get a good photo of the finished painting! I’m hooked on acrylic painting now. Working on this piece was very relaxing and at some points while painting it I was so in “the zone” that I kept forgetting to hit record on my camera… Continue reading Greater Kudu Portrait in acrylics
My review on Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils is up on Youtube now! In the video I discuss my opinions and experiences using these pencils and show you how I used them for creating a drawing of my cat, Suki. Check it out if you’re interested in trying out this brand for your graphite drawings! And here’s… Continue reading Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils Review
Whew! It’s finished! Up till now the only things I had drawn using the powder blender were invertebrates, which are generally very shiny and easy to shade. I wanted to see how easy or difficult it would be to draw fur using the colored pencil painting kit, so I decided to draw this! I discovered… Continue reading Finished cheetah drawing and tutorial
I’m still working on my cheetah drawing in coloured pencil so this week’s update is about a sketchbook doodle I did recently! What made me put a meerkat in space? I have no idea. Kind of works though! Reference used was my own from one of my trips to Chester Zoo 😉 I used Rotring… Continue reading Meerkats in spaaaaace! (speed drawing, art tips video, and update on my Cheetah drawing)
In this week’s Art Tips video I show you how to spray your artwork with fixative spray the right way! Last week I started a new coloured pencil drawing using powder blender! I’m using my own reference photo of a cheetah from Chester Zoo for this one. This time I’m using UArt 600-grain paper and… Continue reading How to use fixative sprays + new cheetah drawing!
Phew! A lot of updates this week. 3 completed full-blown drawings and two videos within one week is probably my best ever rate of production, though I should probably sleep at some point! 😂 Earlier on in the week I recorded an in-depth video review of the full coloured pencil painting kit in which I discuss my opinions… Continue reading Powder Blender tutorial!
Today’s video is an in-depth review of the full Colored Pencil Painting Kit by Brush and Pencil, including my thoughts and experiences with the Powder Blender! Stay tuned for tomorrow when I will be bringing you the second part of this video series – a tutorial on how to use the powder blender in your… Continue reading Review: Colored Pencil Painting Kit
I’ve been looking forward to drawing this gorgeous girl for ages! Pearl is a sphinx but she has a genetic mutation causing her to grow curly, silky fur and curly whiskers! I had so much fun rendering her fur and got to try out a couple of new techniques while drawing. I used Coloured Pencil… Continue reading “The Woolly Wonder” completed portrait commission